Cherokee Red

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Self-produced by Cherokee Red multi-instrumentalist, Dirk Dekker

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released April 16, 2013

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Cherokee Red Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Woozy dream pop from the low lying valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Track Name: Vaya Con Dios
Oh mama, tell 'em I am sorry
You know I just had to go
I mean these people all are crazy
But it's nothing personal

Oh with their eyes all like Medusas
Kisses as Judas'
I try to remain optimistic
But if feels like foolishness

They say the truth will set you free
I find sometimes so will lies
It's hard to see your enemies
when all your friends are in disguise

So mama tell 'em I am sorry
I just had to let 'em go
I mean these people all are crazy
But you know I love them so

Okay okay I'll pay back karma
One day when I find out what's really right and wrong
And not just somebody's opinion
Track Name: Lonely Summer
I'll prepare for a lonely summer
Everyone's gone, I start to wonder
Where have I been?
Where do I go?
This endless cycle is losing all control

There are ignored questions, unanswered follies
Seriously compromised but it's no one's fault, see?

How about a hand for the one in the back
for making sure to stay right on track

Repeat x1
Track Name: Mythomania
Came and gone but the days were so long
Only somber songs from the lonesome ride home
In my dreams I found what in the days I couldn't see
One day I woke to still find it all with me

And I don't know what's been getting in the way
But I've come to find this discontent is sinful
And I made a mess of something really quite simple
Watching fields fold up while they were still growing

Put a penny in my pocket just to see if it would stay
Now I found I wished all my cents away
And I still look down at my empty pockets now and then
Now I know I won't wish for anything again

And I don't know what's been getting in the way
But I've come to find this discontent is sinful
And I made a mess of something really quite simple
Watching fields fold up while they were still growing

Mythomania
When will we learn?
x3
Track Name: Decanter
"Put down your weapons of war!," cried Mr. Alexander
Raise your glass and pour from this decanter
Fuel my desire, spread it like wildfire
Eventually we'll both end up in this desolate mire

It's a matter of fermentation, degradation
A large price to pay for this instant sensation

One step off of the right track
Simple, selfish humans; we're bound to crack

Helpless victim you are not
It's not a battle you have sought
Let go, let flow
Past resentments are all you've got

My rock has hit bottom
Lucky for me I'd forgotten
I raise that decanter
like nothing's the matter

These causes connect to the root
As if I didn't know the truth
Track Name: Nightmares & Lullabies
If you could feel the way I feel
Every time you walk away
If I could only make you stay
Darling, I'd remind you of everything

Call me out right here, right now
Take your time, don't be too proud
When you think you're right you talk so loud

You'd see why there are pieces left of me
Why you can't seem to let them be

Whispering truths and screaming lies
Nightmares turn to lullabies
I'll still wait with an open mind
If you'd like, you are welcome inside

You'd see why there are pieces left of me
Why you can't seem to let them be
Track Name: Leviathan
Will time be kind to me x3
or malign my deeds?
Will you always love me x3
or is forever just a word?

Al-andalusia I see you in my dreams
Leviathan, violence won't find you peace

Enough of this selfishness x3
Think of others
Track Name: Cracks
I can love
I can open these cracks to a perfect fit for you
And just you to crawl inside
To coincide

On that Sunday when we fell
into each other's eyes and souls so well
Our dispositions interlocking
A genuine time but ever so fleeting

And this ocean, this vast piece of terrain
The only source of such deep restrain
But if I, if I had the reigns
I'd come to you if you still felt the same

When you walked away that night
I knew we'd probably never win the fight
But still I hold onto that inkling
that such a small time held such bigger meaning

And this ocean, this vast piece of terrain
The only source of such deep restrain
But if I, if I had the reigns
I'd come to you if you still felt the same

My dear come to me x4
Track Name: So Tightly
I have nothing but the truth for you
I have nothing but the truth
I have nothing but love for you darling, darling
Nothing but you

No, no, no
It's so hard to say goodbye to you
It's so hard to say goodbye
No, no, no
It's so hard to say goodbye to you
It's so hard to say goodbye when you're holding on
So tightly to what you'd like to be, love.

x2
Track Name: Heavy Soul
I'll love you from a distance
The path of least resistance
I'll easily dismiss it
as merely coincidence

I'll harden my heart
Refuse to fall apart
The urge to escape my protected environment

If the soul could be weighed
How heavy would yours be?

It's this pressure that keeps building
So relentless, so unyielding
Out of sight, out of mind
A luxury I know I'll find

Quite obsolete yet quite daunting
Deeply yearning but not worth wanting
Track Name: Blissful Blows
Stars aligning, residing, colliding
Substance is fleeting
Ambition stops beating
These soul ties are cut
Life's been far too depleting

Greens and blues
of luscious landscapes
The truth is where you feel safe to escape
The high and lows
are blissful blows
A disguised blessing too mindless to show

I'd rather be flowing than stagnant
A fixation, not just a fragment
Tell me how you deal with your demons
So we could
prepare for the ominous treason

The earth is our beating heart
Yet we proceed to tear it apart
Never a challenge to take it for granted
Soon you will reap the seeds you have planted

Coming, going
Reaping, sowing
Faster and bleaker
Here comes the reaper